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#Breaking News: The new Executive Director of EUROPOL Catherine de Bolle

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Belgian police commissioner Catherine De Bolle has been nominated to become the next head of Europe’s police agency, the European Union Council said on Wednesday.

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FILE PHOTO: Catherine De Bolle, head of the Belgian federal police, addresses a news conference in Brussels September 20, 2012. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

De Bolle, 47, will take over from British diplomat Rob Wainwright following a formal confirmation process when his term expires on May 1, 2018.

The executive director of Europol is appointed for a four-year term, renewable once.

Located in The Hague, Europol coordinates police operations between E.U. member states against organized crime, terrorism, drug trafficking, money laundering and people smuggling.

Source: Reuters

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